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How Hiv Affects The Kidneys

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CD4'S AND KIDNEYS

I KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS. HER CD4'S WERE 21 AND HOW DOES AIDS AFFECT THE KIDNEYS? TWO WEEKS AGO, HER CD4'S INCREASED TO 75, IS THAT GOOD OR BAD?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Yes, the HIV virus can affect the kidneys. The most important thing that can help reverse any effects the virus may have on the kidneys is to start HIV treatment. You Read more »

hiv meds and kidney problems

I have been on meds for 5yrs. It has been changed going on three times now. The first time, I was... Read more »

Kidney issues

Hi,I am 66 years old. Pos since 91. I think my HIV meds are causing Kidney problems. My Doctor... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Treatment Interruption Uncovers HIV's Attack on the Kidneys

...life-threatening infections -- seven times as high cancer -- six times as high major cardiovascular (heart attack or stroke), kidney or liver damage -- two times as high life-threatening reaction(s) as a result of medication-related side... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Large Study Looks at Tenofovir and Kidney Health

...centres. Over a period of eight years their findings suggest that, for the most part, tenofovir (Viread) is a safe drug for the kidneys. However, tenofovir was associated with kidney damage among a subset of patients. The kidney damage cleared... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and the Kidneys

...Knowledge of your kidney function and kidney health is important for both HIV-infected and non-HIV-infected persons. It has been known for approximately Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...combination. How Drugs Are Metabolized The body metabolizes (breaks down) the drugs you take. This process involvesthe liver and kidneys: Proteins in the liver called enzymes break down the drug The kidneys remove the drug from... Read more »
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26 years positive - feeling lost

Posted by lovinglife101, 1 Reply
...with less than 50 T-cells; I now am almost done with a second Masters Degree, have 400 T-cells, viral load undetectable, slight kidney damage, feeling good but I am scared to death to get a job and loose the health coverage I have. Can I step... Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm getting really tired of them..... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Care home for people affected with HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...(who is gay) and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living... Read more »